Manufacturers, academics to present at IEEE/LEOS program this week

At this week's Photonex 08, leading laser system manufacturers and university academics will take part in a high level seminar program on High Power Diode Lasers and Systems. Representatives from Alcatel Thales III-V Labs (France), Jenoptik (Germany), Intense and GSI Lasers, will be joined by academics from Cambridge, Glasgow, and Nottingham universities.

The seminar, supported by IEEE/LEOS, confirms Photonex as a premier UK showcase for the photonics industry's most advanced technology. Photonex is taking place in Coventry's Stoneleigh Park on October 15-18.

Based on wide ranging interviews with companies exhibiting industrial laser products and services, FABTECH/AWS Welding Show was a resounding success. Three days in Las Vegas and you begin to get concerned that the make-believe environment here causes everyone to look at the world through rose-colored designer glasses (available in every hotel shopping center)... But when we asked exhibitors about this optimistic attendee attitude they cited example after example of market sectors that are doing well economically and growing business-wise. So Las Vegas may be a city built on optimism but reality was at the core of the attendees at this show.

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